About Research Fees Entry How to apply Faculty of Science and Engineering Computer Science research degrees Postgraduate - Research MSc by Research PhD Looking for a funded PhD? Check out our current PhD scholarship opportunities now PhD Scholarships About our programmes Whether you choose to study at Masters or PhD level, you'll find that Computer Sciences at Hull combines research expertise and cutting-edge facilities to deliver a unique experience in your postgraduate journey. The qualification you earn will allow you to face the challenges that lie ahead in the rapidly-developing world of computer science and to gain a head start in your career. The research we do in Computer Science - from AI and informatics to gamification, computational science, robotics and visualization - builds on a long history of successful research and innovation. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the UK's assessment of research quality, we were ranked joint fifth in the country for the international, real-world impact of our research. Studying with us for a postgraduate research degree means you get to benefit from this expertise to solve a world-leading research problem of your own. Along the way, you will also acquire a wealth of other vital skills and enjoy being part of our active and friendly postgraduate student community. Details Open for admission in 2018/19 Open for admission in 2019/20 Full time Part time MSc by Research 1 year PhD 4 years 7 years Start in January, May or September Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Research Our academic experts welcome applications for postgraduate research across a broad range of topics. Artificial Intelligence and Informatics Decision support and data mining (in telehealth) Applied distributed information systems (privacy and security) Big data Digital healthcare technologies Computational Science Agent-based modelling Data structures and analytics Domain-specific languages Crowd-sourced data High-performance computing Computer Gamification and Instruction Using game technologies to improve motivation and engagement Technology enhanced learning Intelligent and personalised systems Data mining (including educational data mining) Human-computer interface aspects Mobile and web-based applications Dependable Systems Optimal design refinement and allocation of dependability requirements - automation of processes in dependability standards Automated dependability (safety, reliability, availability) analysis Multi-objective optimisation of system architecture and maintenance Automatic test data generation New generation user interfaces for system design tools Meta-heuristics, intelligent agents and application of AI in system design Robotics Intelligent robots Intelligent diagnostic tools Cognitive architectures Fuzzy logic and robotics Assistive living robots Simulation and Visualization Applications of simulation and visualization Underpinning technologies Related courses MSc in Advanced Computer Science MSc in Computer Science for Games Development MSc in Computer Science (Security and Distributed Computing) MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering) The Postgraduate Training Scheme It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills. Postgraduate Training Scheme Fees and funding Home/EU: £4,260 (full-time) Home/EU: £2,130 (part-time) International: £16,000 (full-time) Please note, the fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase. These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page. For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities. The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme. Find out more The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. Find out more The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential. Find out more Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery. Find out more Entry requirements You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Computer Science or related discipline with reasonable programming skills and experience. You should check our existing research areas and tailor your research proposal accordingly. International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.